The PPD print brokerage offers a team of experts with over 50 years of combined print and project management experience. We maintain longstanding relationships with print vendors in both Asia and the United States. Admired as purveyors of fine specialist print work, we are in receipt of many industry awards for our fine color reproduction work for both illustrative and photographic projects.
In addition to standard printing practices, PPD offers expertise in the fields of paper-engineering, laser die-cut technology, lenticular design, foil stamping and silkscreen. We are committed to sustainable publishing through the Global Releaf program, which plants two trees for every one tree used in the production of each book we print. Our design capabilities allow us to undertake the widest range of print-based projects. We print the smallest of pocket-books to oversized coffee-table books. PPD also develops book plus, toys, and multi-component packaged products.
PPD is the go to source for packaging solutions used by the largest names in publishing. Renowned for our limited special edition portfolio, the range of specialty packaging options we offer is unsurpassed. Our signature clamshell cases for collectible books are recognized as the industry standard for high-end publications. Our print partners cover all areas of the manufacturing process making it easy for us to marry packaging propositions to the appropriate vendors. Over the years we have become experts in boxed book sets, boxed card decks and packaged multi-component products. Our in-house design team and our sales staff are on hand to advise on packaging options and work with clients to create the best packaging for any given product.
Between the conception of a project and it’s execution lie a multitude of factors, any one of which can cause delays, disappointments and needless expense. As a global print brokerage with an international network that stretches across 18 time zones, PPD is able to ensure that each stage in the product development process is carried out with uncompromising precision.
The creative production team at PPD is able to conceptualize a product from a design outline through to manufacture. The design team’s working knowledge of production processes and the range of materials available to us offers our clients a distinct advantage in product development and quality. It is second nature to these professional designers to understand issues like building colors, trapping materials and press problems like ghosting and registration. Our designers are up-to-date with the latest graphic programs, printing technology and methods so they can advise clients as to the best strategy for each specific project. Our design work is clean, innovative and free from common mistakes that save clients time and money and facilitate a superior final project.
PPD’s combined years of experience in the print industry give the company clear advantages in being able to realize projects successfully. The company is respected for our expertise with color separation and many awards have been conferred on books that we have printed. We are specialists in high-resolution four-color printing, we work with duotones and quadratones and are experts at printing using soy based ink.
We use ink-on-paper press proofs; the industry standard and the most accurate and true-to-print proofing system in the world. We also offer highest quality paper selection available, as well as a comprehensive range of alternative and recycled paper stock options.
The design team and creative production staff at PPD work together to design, realize and manufacture projects that clients bring to the table at concept level. Many publishers present projects to PPD print-ready, while others utilize our full suite of design capabilities and expert staff. Awards for design and art content are regularly bestowed on the company as PPD designers keep raising the benchmark of innovative book design year after year.
PPD is always ready to offer expert advice on strategies for meeting a variety of budgetary and aesthetic goals, working closely with clients to ensure that the finished product both implements and satisfies their vision.
The design team’s working knowledge of print production processes and range of materials provides our clients with a distinct advantage in product development and quality.
At PPD we take great pride in our ability to realize unique projects and have won many industry awards for books and products made entirely by hand. The design department, composed of experienced professionals drawn from across the print, publishing, film and animation industries, combine traditional expertise with state-of-the-art technology. Our mandate is to maintain our high-quality printing practice while leading the way forward with the new technological developments that are revolutionizing the print industry. For example, we print large run projects on Web Press while smaller projects are printed on conventional presses. PPD offers expert paper engineering, lenticular design, silkscreen processing, laser die-cut and all types of foil stamping.
From 300 line screen to high-resolution 4-color reproduction to duotones and special color quadratone, the technicians at PPD are known for their skill in reproducing images of the most exacting authors, artists photographers and designers. We offer digital wetproof options including CTP wetproofs and digital imaging. As print pioneers we are dedicated to developing sustainable strategies for the future of printing. We are members of the Global Releaf program which plants two tress for every tree used for each book we print. We also offer a substantial selection of alternative and recycled papers and printing using soy-based inks.